The Japanese market continues to show unseasonably good results, with a total less than five percent off from the weekly average. Sales were dominated by PlayStation 2 fighting game Dragon Ball Z 3
(aka Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3
), which sold 426,896 copies, more than 100,000 extra units compared to its predecessor in its first week on sale (although Dragon Ball Z 2
did have the misfortune to come out on the same week as Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen
Dragon Ball Z 3
’s first week sales have put the performance of other titles in the top ten in shadow, though, with second placed PoPoLoCrois Monogatari: Pietro Ouji no Bouken
managing only 33,759 sales. Nevertheless, Sony’s new role-playing game has achieved the highest chart position of any PSP title thus far in Japan.
In hardware terms, the PSP continues to dominate and with the console’s stock problems apparently largely over, the evidence of the last few weeks may suggest that it will maintain its current market share for the foreseeable future. This week, it sold 45,972 units for a 35.98 percent market share, beating the PlayStation 2 with a 31.22 percent share, the Nintendo DS with 20.51 percent, the Game Boy Advance with 8.57 percent, the GameCube with 3.52 percent and the Xbox with 0.20 percent.
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|TW ||LW ||Title ||Publisher ||Format ||Release Date |
|1 ||NE ||Dragon Ball Z 3 ||Bandai ||PS2 ||2005.02.10 |
|2 ||NE ||PoPoLoCrois Monogatari: Pietro Ouji no Bouken ||SCE ||PSP ||2005.02.10 |
|3 ||NE ||Shinsengumi Gunrou-den ||Sega ||PS2 ||2005.02.10 |
|4 ||NE ||Shin Bakusou Dekotora Densetsu ||Spike ||PS2 ||2004.02.10 |
|5 ||5 ||Catch! Touch! Yoshi! ||Nintendo ||DS ||2004.01.27 |
|6 ||3 ||Radiata Stories ||Square Enix ||PS2 ||2004.01.27 |
|7 ||1 ||Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2 ||Banpresto ||GBA ||2005.02.03 |
|8 ||2 ||Another Century's Episode ||Banpresto ||PS2 ||2005.01.27 |
|9 ||7 ||Gran Turismo 4 ||SCE ||PS2 ||2004.12.28 |
|10 ||4 ||Biohazard 4 ||Capcom ||GC ||2004.01.27 |
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